E-commerce & express drive airport cargo growth

In Europe, the gulf between express and general cargo continues to widen. Cargo volume growth at Europe’s major cargo airports was less than stellar in the first quarter of 2018, with March being particularly weak. To some extent, this reflects the lackluster performance of the major cargo airlines with hubs at these airports: Lufthansa reported […]
  • David Harris
  • April 23, 2018

5 carrier partnerships to watch in 2018

Although carrier-to-carrier cooperation is as fresh a concept as electronic waybills, 2017 has been a year during which carriers further aligned themselves into increasingly cooperative alliances. For their potential impact on the global freighter fleet, here are 5 alliances to watch in 2018. 1) Emirates SkyCargo and Cargolux Airlines At the Air Cargo Europe event […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • December 8, 2017

Recent Freighter Aircraft Transactions

Every week in Cargo Facts Update, we include a list of recent freighter aircraft transactions, and then a comprehensive summary in the monthly issue of Cargo Facts. Each reference to a freighter aircraft transaction (FAT) in our publications contains a unique FAT code linked to the FAT database on the CargoFacts.com website. This database is available to […]
  • David Harris
  • November 17, 2017

New strategy delivers 3Q dividends for Lufthansa Cargo

The Lufthansa Group reported revenues from its Logistics business segment up 17.4% y-o-y in 3Q17, to €594 million, on higher cargo traffic and a more favorable pricing environment. EBIT in 3Q17 was €21 million, up from a loss of €17 million in the same quarter of 2016, in part from the success of a cost-cutting […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • October 25, 2017

Cargo shines in Cathay’s dark first half

The Cathay Pacific Group reported a net loss of US$262 million in the first half of 2017, down from a profit of $45 million in 1H16, as the carrier’s passenger business struggled in the face of increasing competition from airlines based in mainland China. On the cargo side, however, there was nothing but good news. […]
  • David Harris
  • August 18, 2017

World’s top cargo carriers in action [VIDEO]

To finish off our multi-part analysis of the world’s top cargo carriers in 2016, and to give you some good weekend viewing, here is a series of videos of the carriers at the top of the list. If you wish to read the full analysis, Part I is here, Part II is here, and Part […]
  • David Harris
  • August 11, 2017

The world’s top 50 cargo carriers

A year ago, when we looked at the top cargo carriers of 2015, we focused on Emirates’ rapid rise from nowhere to become a powerhouse that dominated the international air freight market. But Emirates does not carry domestic cargo, and FedEx, as it had done for many years, combined its massive US domestic traffic with […]
  • David Harris
  • August 8, 2017


AeroLogic从GECAS租赁1架波音777F 这是最近两个月内,第二架从GECAS租赁后投入拉美市场的波音777F。第一架也是由AeroLogic航空(汉莎航空与DHL快递各占50%股份)所租赁。机队扩充后,AeroLogic航空的机队规模达到10架波音777F。 美国康尼航空签收波音1架波音767-300BDSF 这架原属于TUIfly Nordic的飞机,2016年1月曾由DHL快递收购后交付BAG改造,但此后并未投入运营。 另一架波音767-300BDSF交付ATSG 这架原美国航空的飞机,经BAG改造后,交付给了ATSG下属的货机管理部。目前,该部门签收的大多数波音767-300BDSF均交付亚马逊使用(干租),这架飞机注册号为N393CM,而393并不是Prime航空的代码
  • Charles Kauffman
  • August 7, 2017

China Post to establish European HQ in Hanover

Last Tuesday, Stephan Weil, the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony in northwestern Germany, announced that, after discussions between his government and executives from China Post, the logistics company had decided to establish its European headquarters at Hanover’s Langenhagen Airport. Beginning this summer, two freighter flights per week will carry mail and express parcels between Shanghai’s […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • May 30, 2017

Surging trade delivers broad gains to March 2017 cargo traffic

Note — 14 April 2017: This post has been updated to reflect the latest traffic results. Many of the major carriers in Europe and North America, as well as several from Asia, have now reported their March 2017 traffic figures,and  the results are almost universally good. Despite the politically tumultuous 2016 which saw the UK vote […]
  • Charles Kauffman
  • April 11, 2017
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